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A picture of our entryway with new art.

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Art In The Entryway

Looking for a quick, budget friendly way to add art to your home? Digital prints are a great way to personalize your home while staying within budget! Our entryway is still going through a transition period. There’s so many things I want to do, but until we can get it done, I’ve been focusing on […]

Looking for a quick, budget friendly way to add art to your home? Digital prints are a great way to personalize your home while staying within budget! Our entryway is still going through a transition period. There’s so many things I want to do, but until we can get it done, I’ve been focusing on […]

A picture of the new laminate countertops and backsplash.

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Laminate Countertops & Backsplash

The secret is out: Our kitchen has laminate countertops & backsplash! See how we made it look like real marble! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen, but so much has changed lately! It’s time I shared an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and […]

The secret is out: Our kitchen has laminate countertops & backsplash! See how we made it look like real marble! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen, but so much has changed lately! It’s time I shared an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and […]

A picture of the finished dining room cabinet.

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Customizing Our Ikea Pax Dining Room Cabinet

Today I’m sharing how we customized our Ikea Pax dining room cabinet. It’s the perfect way to add character to Ikea cabinets while staying on budget.  Our kitchen is small. We don’t have a ton of storage, and that’s something our entire house lacks as well. Getting creative and adding places to store our items […]

Today I’m sharing how we customized our Ikea Pax dining room cabinet. It’s the perfect way to add character to Ikea cabinets while staying on budget.  Our kitchen is small. We don’t have a ton of storage, and that’s something our entire house lacks as well. Getting creative and adding places to store our items […]

A picture of the finished towel hook rack.

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DIY Towel Hook Rack

This DIY Towel Hook Rack is the perfect addition to our master bathroom and a great way to store towels! We’ve been busy working in our master bathroom and I was hoping to be able to share the full reveal with you at the end of the month, but since I haven’t had the easiest […]

This DIY Towel Hook Rack is the perfect addition to our master bathroom and a great way to store towels! We’ve been busy working in our master bathroom and I was hoping to be able to share the full reveal with you at the end of the month, but since I haven’t had the easiest […]

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My Favorite Digital Prints For Winter

Since we have a few months to go still, today I thought I’d share my favorite digital prints for winter. The perfect thing about purchasing digital prints, is that not only are they cheap, but you can customize the size for your space… just like I did in my dining room! It’s also an easy […]

Since we have a few months to go still, today I thought I’d share my favorite digital prints for winter. The perfect thing about purchasing digital prints, is that not only are they cheap, but you can customize the size for your space… just like I did in my dining room! It’s also an easy […]

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Guest Bedroom Headboard Makeover

The guest bedroom is moving along, which is so nice to see since the room sat as a complete danger (aka, junk) zone for months… When I decided to give this room a much needed refresh, one of the elements I knew I wanted to keep, was the headboard. I originally made it 10 plus […]

The guest bedroom is moving along, which is so nice to see since the room sat as a complete danger (aka, junk) zone for months… When I decided to give this room a much needed refresh, one of the elements I knew I wanted to keep, was the headboard. I originally made it 10 plus […]

Bringing Summer Inside by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Bringing Summer Inside

One of my favorite elements of summer, is all the gorgeous blooms and green foliage. Even the weeds look amazing this time of year, so lush and vibrant. I recently took a walk around our property and was surrounded by so much beauty! Even though it was a little dark and gloomy, and the clouds […]

One of my favorite elements of summer, is all the gorgeous blooms and green foliage. Even the weeds look amazing this time of year, so lush and vibrant. I recently took a walk around our property and was surrounded by so much beauty! Even though it was a little dark and gloomy, and the clouds […]

DIY Leather Pulls by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Leather Pulls

Want to make your own DIY Leather Pulls? See our full tutorial below and customize them to fit your space.  Cabinet hardware is always such a huge way of transforming a piece of furniture, or an entire space. Thing is though, cabinet hardware can be down right expensive. Lately, I’ve been loving all things leather, […]

Want to make your own DIY Leather Pulls? See our full tutorial below and customize them to fit your space.  Cabinet hardware is always such a huge way of transforming a piece of furniture, or an entire space. Thing is though, cabinet hardware can be down right expensive. Lately, I’ve been loving all things leather, […]

DIY Concrete Lamps by The Wood Grain Cottage

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DIY Concrete Lamp

I have a slight new obsession, and it comes in the form of concrete lamps. They’re pretty much eye candy for me, always grabbing my attention whenever I see them. I even added one to our home a few weeks ago, and you can see it here. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying your own concrete lamp, […]

I have a slight new obsession, and it comes in the form of concrete lamps. They’re pretty much eye candy for me, always grabbing my attention whenever I see them. I even added one to our home a few weeks ago, and you can see it here. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying your own concrete lamp, […]

Alfalfa Clippings by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Alfalfa Clippings

You’re in for a real treat today friends, because I’m sharing an absolutely gorgeous peek into my beautiful friend Chelsea’s kitchen! Remember her dining room? Swoon! Her home is utterly fabulous, and I love being able to share it with you… major inspiration, and I know you all love it as much as I do! Chelsea […]

You’re in for a real treat today friends, because I’m sharing an absolutely gorgeous peek into my beautiful friend Chelsea’s kitchen! Remember her dining room? Swoon! Her home is utterly fabulous, and I love being able to share it with you… major inspiration, and I know you all love it as much as I do! Chelsea […]

How To Make A Floral O by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How To Make A Floral Letter

Happy Thursday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. Sorry about the radio silence on the blog this week. I’ve been working hard to get everything finished up for my e-book launch, which takes place on Monday, May 30th! It’s coming fast! If you want to read more about it, click here. For today’s […]

Happy Thursday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. Sorry about the radio silence on the blog this week. I’ve been working hard to get everything finished up for my e-book launch, which takes place on Monday, May 30th! It’s coming fast! If you want to read more about it, click here. For today’s […]

Breakfast Nook Wall Lights by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Wall Lights In The Breakfast Nook

I’ve been dreaming of wall lights on either side of our breakfast nook window for a few months now. I love the way they look, and they add that extra detail that really makes a room feel finished.  Our breakfast nook had been lacking a little something, and I knew it was the wall lights. […]

I’ve been dreaming of wall lights on either side of our breakfast nook window for a few months now. I love the way they look, and they add that extra detail that really makes a room feel finished.  Our breakfast nook had been lacking a little something, and I knew it was the wall lights. […]

The How & Why Of Combining Different Wall Treatments by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Combining Board & Batten With Planked Walls

We’ve been working on adding custom finishing touches to our home since we built it 4 years ago. We’ve updated much of lighting, built a bench for our breakfast nook, and added board and batten and plank walls throughout the house. In my opinion, the biggest and most custom changes have come from the board […]

We’ve been working on adding custom finishing touches to our home since we built it 4 years ago. We’ve updated much of lighting, built a bench for our breakfast nook, and added board and batten and plank walls throughout the house. In my opinion, the biggest and most custom changes have come from the board […]

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How To Hang Plates On The Wall

See my easy tutorial on how to hang plates on the wall. It’s perfect for adding character and personality to your home, all while displaying your favorite dishes! Today it’s all about how to hang plates on the wall. I’ve tried to do this the cheap way with the paper clip/ hot glue option, but […]

See my easy tutorial on how to hang plates on the wall. It’s perfect for adding character and personality to your home, all while displaying your favorite dishes! Today it’s all about how to hang plates on the wall. I’ve tried to do this the cheap way with the paper clip/ hot glue option, but […]

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The Easiest Napkin Ring

These cheap and easy napkin rings are the perfect addition to your holiday table. They’re great for any season, can easily be customized and go with any dish set for the ease of mixing and matching! I shared a peek of the easiest napkin ring ever on our fall table setting last week. And when […]

These cheap and easy napkin rings are the perfect addition to your holiday table. They’re great for any season, can easily be customized and go with any dish set for the ease of mixing and matching! I shared a peek of the easiest napkin ring ever on our fall table setting last week. And when […]

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Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week! 

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Update Your Home In Just One Week!